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  • Westland Sea King

    Sea King HU.5


    Before the Royal Navy phased the Wessex out of SAR service, work began to identify Sea King HAS.5 airframes which would not be needed for the HAS.6 conversion programme. These were stripped of the ASW equipment and fitted for SAR work, re-equipping 771 Squadron from October 1987

    Model News

    Royal Navy SAR Sea Kings Leave Culdrose, 12-Apr-16 : Royal Navy last three SAR Sea King flew from RNAS Culdrose base to HMS Sultan in Gosport. 771 Naval Air Squadron was formally decommissioned at the end of March and their tasks assigned to civilians

    Royal Navy Give SAR Sea King Final MOT, 13-Feb-15 : Royal Navy Reservists from RNAS Culdrose have started the very last ever “Flying-MOT” scheduled maintenance of a Sea King Mk 5 before the aircraft is retired from service next year.


    Engine: 2 x RR Gnome H1400-1 1660 shp
    Capacity: 4 + 10
    Length: (m) 17.02
    Height: (m) 5.13
    Blades: 5
    Rotor diam.: (m) 18.9
    Disc area: (m2) 280
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 6490     Max: 9710
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 235
    Range: (km)
    Ceiling: (m)
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

    List of Operators of Westland Sea King HU.5

    From Organisation with model Sea King HU.5
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
        Sea King 155 1969/18
    united kingdom Developing Assets (UK) Ltd
        Sea King 2017/   

    Construction Numbers

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    wa 635 1969 UK XV647 : has.1 ff 6 Sep1969, dd 26 Sep 1969 to RN as HAS.1 700Sq(S) Sq+
    has.2a Converted to HAS.2A from mid 1976, 820Sq/412-BL by Apr +
    Ditched in the gulf of mexico in 1978,engine failure wh+
    820Sq/413-BL by Jul 1979, 820Sq/360-N by Jul 1980
    has.5 Converted to HAS.5 from spring 1982. 826Sq/527 by May 1+
    Conv to HU.5 mid 1987; 771Sq/820-CU by Feb 1988 still M+
    RN; 1994 type:HAS.5U 771Sqn./R-820; 1996 771Sqn./20
    771Sq Gannet SAR Flt//707-WP by Dec 2001, still May 200+
    771Sq /828-CU involved in MSC Napoli rescue on 18 Jan 2+
    Gannet SAR Flt /828 by Dec 2008 still May 2009; to Flee+
    with 771 NAS / 828, pictured in the flying display at +
    stored HMS Sultan 771Sqn /828 marked MSC Napoli 18 Jan+
    wa 636 1969 UK XV648 : has.1 RN, ff 14 Sep 1969, dd 6 Oct 1969 to RN as HAS.1; 700Sq+
    has.2a Conv HAS.2A between Oct 1978 and c Jul 1979; 706Sq/594-+
    has.5 Conv HAS.5 from Mar 1986; 706Sq/587 by Oct 1987; 706Sq/+
    13mar88 pictured (pic1) (pic2) as HAS.5 type 706Sqn /(5+
    1994 HAS.5U type 706Sqn /CU-82
    Conv HU.5 c 1994, 819Sq/708-PW by Jan 1999 still Sep 20+
    pictured (pic3) as HU5 rescue type as /(7)18 771 Naval+
    2009 HU.5S type 771Sqn /18
    as 771 NAS /818-CU pictured (pic4) in special colours+
    771 Sq /18. Stencilled with Trawler Trevessa on sponson+
    as 771Sq /18 pictured (pic5) on duty SAR at RNAS Culdr+
    stored at Vector Aerospace Fleetlands
    Dismantled by Aug16
    wa 649 1970 UK XV661 : has.1 RN
    26 Apr 1972, while HAS.1 with 706 NAS / 596-CU, recover+
    28 Sep 1972, while HAS.1 with 706 NAS / 596-CU, recover+
    has.5 HAS.5 type 771Sqn./CU-824
    1995 HAS.5 type 771Sqn./CU-824; 1996 HAS.5 type 771Sqn.+
    771 Sq/826-CU, stencilled mv Lovat on sponsons and rear+
    24aug14 pictured as /CU-(8)26 at Newquay Lifeboat Day
    771 Sq/826 first ever landing of a SAR helicopter, on n+
    at Nordholz for the 2015 SAR Meet as 771 NAS/26, until +
    wa 654 1970 UK XV666 : has.1 RN HAS.1 f/f 23jun70, d/d 02jul70
    delivered to NASU RNAS Culdrose; 14Aug70 of 826Squadro+
    Displayed at SBAC Farnborough Air Show when HAS.2 code+
    Sep70 826Sq/144-E still Sep 1972; Aug78 Conv HAS.2A, +
    has.2 13Nov78 noted on RFA Fort Grange coded FG.343 of 824Squ+
    has.5 1986 Conv HAS.5 Fleetlands /598
    25Feb87 noted RNAS Culdrose NASU uncoded; 09Mar87 to 8+
    pictured (pic1) as 814Sqn /(2)72 HMS Illustrious at RN+
    Jul89-Sep91, I was Senior Pilot on 771 NAS (SAR) and XV+
    HAS.5 type 771Sqn./CU-823
    1994 HU.5U type 771Sqn /CU-823
    16Nov94 noted RNAS Portland coded CU.823 of 771Squadron+
    2003 Conv HU.5U 771Sq /823 still 2004; Nov05 771Sq /8+
    Fleetlands by Jul 2009; 771Sq /821 by Nov 2009
    pictured (pic2) as HU.5 type /CU-21 at RNAS Yeovilton +
    771 Sq/821-CU, stencilled Boscastle Floods on sponsons +
    with 771 NAS / 821, pictured (pic3) leaving RNAS Culdr+
    Mar16 771Sqn /(CU-8)21 decommissioned; last flight +
    stored Gosport
    UK XV666 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting b+
    pictured (pic4) off Portland, on a training flight
    of Heliops, pictured (pic5) in the static display at R+
    seen over Halberton, near Tiverton, Devon
    visited Leonardo Yeovil
    wa 658 1970 UK XV670 : has.1 ff 18 Aug 1970, dd 3 Sep 1970 as HAS.1; 737Sq/664-PO b+
    has.2 706 Sq/590-CU by Aug 1978, still Aug 1979
    14 Aug 1979 706 Sq/590-CU rescued yachtsman from yacht +
    RN HAS.2 noted at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 590-CU w+
    has.5 RN; 1993 type:HAS.5 706Sqn./592; 1994 type:HAS.5 819Sqn+
    pictured as /17 with 60 years Royal Navy rescue badg+
    771 Sq/817 by Jul 2013, stencilled Boscastle Floods 16t+
    type:HU.5 771Sqn. 100 years celebration Marineflieger
    Mar16 771Sqn /(CU-8)17 decommissioned; last flight fr+
    wa 661 1970 UK XV673 : has.1 RN, HAS.1 type f/f 18sep70, d/d 01oct70
    RN HAS.2 noted at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 588-CU w+
    has.5 1993 HAS.5 type 706Sqn./588; 1994 HAS.5U type 706Sqn./C+
    Assigned to 771 Sq/827-CU on 10 Apr 2003. On scene Bosc+
    conv to HU.5 type; pictured (top) as 771Sqn /27 at RAF+
    pictured (bot) as 771Sq /27 at RNAS Culdrose
    771 Sq/827, stencilled Yacht Drum England 12th August 1+
    preserved on display at RNAS Culdrose by
    wa 670 1971 UK XV699 : has.1 RN; f/f 01apr71, d/d 29apr71
    as 824Sq /051-R, took part in rescue from Merc Enterpr+
    has.2 HAS.2 type 826Sqn./TG-143
    has.5 1978 HAS.2 type; conv to HAS.5 type
    noted embarked on HMS Bulwark coded 141-B with 826NAS m+
    has.5 May 1982 to Fleetlands for conversion to HAS.5, until c+
    noted as 826Sq/143 on 11 Mar 1982, en route Portsmouth
    5 Jun 1989: While operating from RFA Fort Austin off Gl+
    Sep1993 to RNAY Fleetlands for conv to HU.5
    pictured (pic1) as 771 NAS / 823-CU in the static disp+
    UK XV699 : Dec08 Vector Aerospace
    UK XV699 : 771Sq Culdrose; to 771Sq Gannet SAR Flt /823 on 7 Jul 2+
    12sep09 pictured (pic2) as HU.5 type /823 with 771Sq a+
    used for structural repair training at HMS Sultan
    HMS Sultan BDRT Airframe by
    wa 676 1971 UK XV705 : has.1 RN; 1994 type:HAR.5U 771Sqn./CU-821; 1996 type:HAR.5 77+
    HAS.1 824Sq/051-R by May 1972, 824Sq/056-R by Feb 1973 +
    has.2a HAS.2A 814Sq/266-H by Feb 1978, 814Sq/265-B by Aug 1980+
    has.5 HAS.5 Conv Dec 1985
    HU.5 conv Aug 1987; 771Sq/821-CU by Feb 1988
    pictured (pic1) as HU.5 type 771Sqn /CU-821 at RNAS Cu+
    To A2618 /821-CU stored HMS Sultan, to DARA Fleetlands +
    28jul10 pictured (pic2) as /29 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
    flying with 771 NAS for the second time that day to the+
    pictured (pic3) as /CU-829 at RNAS Culdrose
    XV705 : 13aug17 at Mackleys Industrial Estate BN5 9XE outside B+
    wa 846 1976 UK XZ578 : has.2 Westland Seaking HAS.2, f/f 01dec76; d/d 18jan77; conv+
    1994 as 706Sqn /CU-81
    2013 HU.5 type as /(CU-8)30 Prestwick (Gannet) SAR Fl+
    decommissioned for transport by road to Portsmouth
    XZ578 : 02jun16 seen on the M25 on the back of a truck
    Oct16 for sale on an auction site
    fuselage at Caernarfon Airport and about to move elsew+
    Sep17 fuselage in house garden at Pont-y-llyn, Llyn Pad+
    18sep19, I bought this aircraft and she left Pont-y-lly+
    wa 880 1979 UK XZ920 : has.5 noted at RNAS Culdrose Airday 25jul79 uncoded
    28Oct82 noted RNAS Culdrose coded N.010 of 820 squadron+
    has.5 1994 HAS.5U type 771Sqn /CU-882; 1996 HAR.5 type 771Sqn+
    02Oct96 noted RNAS Portland coded -.822 of 771Squadron;+
    pictured as /CU-824 at RNAS Culdrose
    Mar16 771Sqn /(CU-8)24 decommissioned; last flight fr+
    UK - : used by HeliOperations as a spare parts donor
    currently based at Portland with Helioperations, underg+
    wa 891 1980 UK ZA130 : has.5 RN HAS5 f/f 07jan81, d/d 03feb81; 826Sq/132-H by Apr 19+
    824Sq /353, noted visiting Norton pad on 5 Oct 1982
    HAS.5 type 706Sqn./587 Flypast Portsmouth harbour
    17jan14 emergency landing in a field near Ardrossan, Ay+
    conv HU.5U at Fleetlands from Jun 1996; 771Sq/824-CU by+
    jul00 HAS.5U type 771Sqn./CU-824
    771Sq Gannet Flt/709-PW by Apr 2003 still Dec 2004 stil+
    2005 pictured (pic1) as /709 at Kiel Marien Air Force B+
    pictured (pic2) with 771sqd as ZA130 /719 during Fal+
    771Sq/819 by Aug 2006; VL AMG/19 by May 2007; 771Sq/819+
    jul07 HU.5 type 771Sqn /CU-819
    pictured (pic3) as 771Sq/19 at HMNB Devonport during N+
    771Sq Gannet SAR Flt/719 by Apr 2013
    wa 895 1981 UK ZA134 : has.5 RN in 1996 771Sqn. /824; 2004 type HU.5SAR 771Sqn. /CU-+
    with 771 NAS / 825-CU, pictured (pic1) on D Site apron+
    2008 pictured (pic2) on static display during SAR-Meet +
    HU.5 type based at HMS Gannet (Prestwick) with the SAR+
    as /25 callsign Rescue 177 pictured (pic3) being rescu+
    wa 898 1981 UK ZA137 : has.5 826Sq /146, noted visting HMS Cambridge on 16 Nov 1982
    RN HAS.5 type ; 1994 706Sqn /97; jul00 HAS.5U type 771S+
    pictured (top) as /820-CU at RNAS Culdrose
    2004 HU.5SAR type 771Sqn /CU-820; 2009 still
    771Sq /820-CU involved in MSC Napoli rescue on 18 Jan 2+
    pictured (middle) at RNAS Culdrose. USAF HH-60G Paveha+
    pictured (bot) as 771Sq /20, "Mullion Harbour 6 August+
    UK ZA137 : QinetiQ from 26aug14, on loan until the end of its flyi+
    wa 899 1982 UK ZA166 : has.5 RN HAS5 f/f 04mar82 d/d 01apr82
    To NASU Culdrose May 1982; 824 Sq B Flt / 352 by Jul 19+
    as 820Sq /010-N. Squadron visit to Yeovilton
    706 Sq / 590-R by Oct 1986, Fleetlands by Jul 1988 back+
    1991 HAS5 type grey cammo
    1996 HAS.5 type 706Sqn /81
    706 Sq / 581 by Dec 1995; 810 Sq A Flt / 511 by Dec 199+
    2001 HU.5U type 849Sqn /CU-189
    2004 HU5 type 771Sqd /CU-828; Aug07 pictured (pic1) as +
    771 Sq / 16 stencilled Yacht Sine SEORRA 30th August 19+
    pictured (pic2) as /CU-816 at RNAS Culdrose
    pictured (pic3) at RAF Northolt during Nightshoot XVII+
    wfu, str at Gosport
    at Fleetlands
    back at RNAS Culdrose depth prior moving to Portland w+
    UK ZA166 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by+
    Dara pictured (pic4) off Portland, on a training fligh+
    wa 900 1982 UK ZA167 : has.5 RN HAS.5 type d/d 28may82
    814Sq/273-L by Jun 1982 still 1986, 814Sq/265-L by Jun +
    771Sq/825-CU by Oct 1995
    pictured as HAR.5 type 771sqn /825 at Fairford airshow+
    771Sq/822-CU by Jun 1999 still 2003 still 2004 still Ja+
    with 771 NAS / 822-CU, pictured (pic2) in the flying d+
    2004 type:HU.5 771Sqn./CU-822; 2009 type:HU.5 771Sqn./2+
    19jul11 picture as 771Sq /22 at RNAS Culdrose
    771 Sq / 22 stencilled MV Lovat 25th January 1975 on sp+
    stripped for spares by Aug 2014 to keep 771 Sq fleet ai+
    wa 902 1982 UK ZA169 : has.5 820Sq/015-N by Dec 1982, 706Sq/587-R by Apr 1986 to c D+
    820Sq/015-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
    has.6 Conv HAS.6 at Fleetlands from Jan 1989, 820Sq/010 by Ja+
    814 Sq / 266-N, embarked mid May 1992 on HMS Invincible+
    814Sq/265-N by Jan 1996, Fleetlands (store ?) by Dec 19+
    has.6 RN; 1996 type:HAS.6 814Sqn./N-265 embarked HMS Invincib+
    Conv to HU5 (or, at least from HAS.6 with removal of so+
    has.6 2011 at the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering+
    16 C/N.

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